aleator classicus

Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Lysippus, fr.7

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εἰ μὴ τεθέασαι τὰς Ἀθήνας, στέλεχος εἶ,
εἰ δὲ τεθέασαι μὴ τεθήρευσαι δ’, ὄνος,
εἰ δ’ εὐαρεστῶν ἀποτρέχεις, κανθήλιος.

If you’ve never seen Athens, you’re a blockhead; if you have seen, but haven’t been enraptured, you’re an ass; and if you’re pleased to be leaving, you’re a packass.

Written by aleatorclassicus

May 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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